All of France's ski resorts are already open and reporting excellent snow conditions. With a range of fantastic offers this winter, it's easy to see why France is still so popular when it comes to skiing.
Glen Plake first skied aged two. According to his official biography: "…it was his third-grade teacher who used a Möbius flip from the seminal '70s ski flick Outer Limits as a way of demonstrating math that turned his life. For Glen, there fell into place a connection between skiing and the wider world, an understanding that there were deeper forces beneath this sliding on snow. In that brief flash of insight, Plake knew that skiing held something greater for him."
West Virginia's long ski season, high amount of natural snowfall and central location to major metropolitan areas makes it the most attractive location in the U.S.' mid-Atlantic and southeast for skiing.
The ski resorts of Canada are relishing awesome new snowfalls, as skiers and boarders start to take to the slopes to enjoy great early season conditions.
Thousands of winter sports holidaymakers may be risking their health and safety and potentially invaliding their insurance by hitting the slopes the morning after a night of heavy drinking, when they may still be over the limit.
Don't miss the excitement and glamour of the Polo Masters Tour as it arrives in Val d'Isère from 11th - 14th January 2011.
Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, dog-sledding, Lozère in winter offers "alternative living" stays.
With the World Cup Mens Downhill and Men's Super G kicking off in Banff Lake Louise November 27th, the Canadian ski seasons kicks off super early this year.
And we're off. From Saturday 27 November, beginners and experts alike can enjoy 5 months of skiing and snowboarding in Les 2 Alpes.
News that snow is falling in the Alps is likely to start a downhill dash by families to bag the best deals on a skiing holiday - especially as resort prices have risen by up to 15 per cent in Europe and North America, according to the Post Office Family Ski Resort Report 2010. However, cash-strapped families can halve the cost of their annual ski trip by swapping ski resorts and heading past the Alps to Bulgaria or Slovenia.
As the ski season begins AXA Insurance estimates up to one million Brits will be playing financial Russian Roulette on the slopes as they head off without the insurance they need.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts has introduced a special rate plan called Dolce Winter Escape that features a discount of up to 50 percent off best available rate and breakfast for two adults and their children up to 12 years old at participating hotels and resorts.
Get ready for the ski season and book in advance this year to take advantage of the early bird offers on ski holiday homes.
Whilst you may well be a seasoned professional on the slopes, it always pays to be safe and get the maximum benefit from your time away. Two gadgets promising to enhance your vacation are the new Ski + Board Show iPhone Application and Ortovox. Why not find out more at this year's British Ski and Board Show, taking place at Birmingham NEC from 29th - 31st October.
A brand new online service enabling skiers and boarders to package their own `DIY’ ski holiday has been launched by SkiExtras (skiextras.com), providing the widest choice of ski equipment hire, products and services available in one place for the first time, from one source.
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